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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 18, 2009 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wake of the Flood

That's my favorite strictly studio Dead release.

followed by:
2)Workingman's Dead
3)Mars Hotel
4)American Beauty

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Poster: Mycroft Trout Date: Feb 18, 2009 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wake of the Flood

I was always partial to the first one, but I'm sort of an oddity since I liked most of the studio stuff. It wasn't until I found the archive a few years ago that I realized just how much live Dead was out there.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 18, 2009 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wake of the Flood

The first album is definitely my favorite of the studio releases.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 18, 2009 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wake of the Flood

Oh yeah--for as much as the boys didn't seem happy with it, the first one is a long time fav.

And I still maintain that most anyone with an EAR can be brought over to our side with Work and Beauty alone...I use them all the time to convince folks of the sanity of my obsession. Then a few shows from 68 and my work is done.

Of course, they never listen to them again after I play 6-14-68, but I have to be consistent...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 18, 2009 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Luke, your journey to the dark side is nearly complete

You may recall the math tutor story from a few weeks back. He wanted a copy of 12-29-68 so I gave him that and a few other gems. Apparently he has only listened to one of discs I so far. 10-12-68. He can't seem to get passed it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 18, 2009 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Luke, your journey to the dark side is nearly complete

Do not pass Go; go directly to Free Parking (just past the summer of love, eh?), and remain there ad infinitum.

I ask you, what better place to be?

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 18, 2009 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wake of the Flood

Yeah, WT, I hear you in satellite FM! Workingman's was got ME started, so I have to agree. In retrospect, 8 songs (and no long jams a lá VLB) just seems a little skimpy, although they are 8 GREAT songs... :)

There was a great, short-lived TV show a few years back called "Freaks & Geeks," a fairly realistic high-school drama. In the last episode a young girl gets a gift of American Beauty from a tie-dyed teacher friend. They show her putting on "Box Of Rain" (and they used the actual song in the soundtrack, btw)...then she plays it again...and again...and again...then decides to take that summer and go on tour with the GD. Great end to a cool show...

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-02-19 00:19:19

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 18, 2009 4:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wake of the Flood

Whoa! I have heard of the show, and may have even seen it, but that is sorta cool...I played that song over and over in 71 when my brother and I spent a lot of time with the DEAD...sadly, that brother passed away...we played Hunter's version at the Wake (Irish)...then played the DEAD's later during the more celebratory portion.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 18, 2009 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wake of the Flood

That sounds most fitting. That song can stir my emotions even if nothing else is going on, other than just the song playing. Phil didn't write many songs, but when he did...stand back! :)

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-02-19 00:39:47